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Nelson Reames | | 706-457-0623 | 129 Herschel Dr. Statesboro, GA 30458


Georgia Southern University- Statesboro, GA Graduate Dietetic Internship: School Nutrition Emphasis

Meredith College- Raleigh, NC B.S.: Foods and Nutrition Minors: Spanish, Biology

Professional Experience

Youth Counselor, Carolina Country Club, Raleigh, NC Server, Brickhouse Sports Bar and Grille, Raleigh, NC Server/Event Staff, Jamie Keating Culinary, Inc., Columbus, GA Server, Butts Mill Farm's Bon Vivant Café, Pine Mountain, GA

August 2015 - July 2016

August 2011 - May 2015

November 2014 - July 2015 March 2013 - July 2015 May 2013 – January 2014 May 2012 - January 2013

Dietetic Internship Experience Food Service Management

Gained experience in procurement and inventory in Bulloch and Emanuel County

Conducted taste tests for students, school nutrition managers, and farmers’ market patrons

Produced cycle menus for school nutrition programs

Created and nutritionally analyzed special diet menus for School Health Care Plans using Nutrikids

Collaborated in a food procurement meeting with 13 counties in GA

Followed the USDA’s nutrition standards for NSLP, NSBP, SFSP, FFVP, and CACFP menu planning

Assisted in the preparation and production of Thanksgiving lunch in Emanuel County Schools

Generated a survey to assess student perceptions of their school’s lunch

Participated in management of human resources by interviewing and training food service employees in hospitals and school nutrition

Educated school nutrition employees on the flow of food during a ServSafe Manager training

Observed the procurement, production, and packaging of food in Bibb County School System’s Centralized Kitchen

Conducted and analyzed the results of a plate waste study surveying over 300 students at Statesboro High School

Created promotional materials to market the food offered in schools and retail locations of a hospital

Conducted an on-site review, food safety audit, and sustainability audit in school nutrition and hospital foodservice

Analyzed and reported on financial data in Emanuel County’s school nutrition program

Contributed to the success of the Georgia Department of Education’s 2015 Directors’ Conference

Performed test trays as a quality measure in the hospital food service setting

Conducted patient satisfaction surveys of hospital foodservice

Tested allergen free recipes to be used for the University’s “No Whey” dining station

Community Nutrition

Assembled handouts, display boards, and presentations related to nutrition education for school-aged students, university students, a senior home, a medical clinic, and Cooperative Extension.

Delivered emergency food packages to families at the Statesboro Food Bank

Interviewed WIC patients about low hemoglobin, infant failure to thrive, child and adult obesity, healthier eating habits, and breastfeeding

Co-organized campus wellness initiatives for Georgia Southern University students

Clinical Nutrition

Practiced the Nutrition Care Process with 250 obese, renal, diabetic, cancer, cardiovascular, critical care, wound care, HIV, and GI patients in the adolescent, adult, and elderly populations in the acute care and outpatient settings

Educated over 100 patients on healthful and necessary nutrition for cancer, diabetes, heart health

Developed handouts about healthful living for outpatient cardiac participants

Nelson Reames | | 706-457-0623 | 129 Herschel Dr. Statesboro, GA 30458

Continuing Education

Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference and Expo: Atlanta, GA 2016

Georgia Organics Conference: Columbus, GA 2016

School Nutrition Directors’ Conference: Athens, GA 2015

Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition: Atlanta, GA 2014

Leadership & Service

ESL Nutrition Educator/Camp Counselor, Poe Center for Health Education

Implemented a diabetes education program for low-income Spanish speaking families at the Alliance Medical Ministry in Raleigh, NC

Led camp activities and education sessions pertaining to nutrition and wellness

Complied with the SNAP guidelines to provide three meals for 40-50 children

Officer/4 year member, Meredith Nutrition and Wellness Association

President, 2013 - 2015: Recruited 10-20 members annually; collaborated with officers, members, faculty, and organizations to organize events; held monthly meetings; measured success by completing mid-year and annual reports; developed leaders within the club by organizing committees and delegating tasks; developed relationships with faculty in various departments; applied for and received grants; received the Service Award from the Nutrition Department both terms as president; and led the club to receiving its first Gold Star Award for Innovation

Treasurer, 2012 - 2013: Developed monthly fund reports; oversaw club account and statements; worked closely with

officers to budget events; developed familiarity with campus and community resources; handled financial transactions

Volunteer, Campus Kitchens Project

Recruited weekly volunteers and trained them on safe food preparation

Prepared and delivered a weekly meal to Kentwood subsidized housing neighborhood’s community center, using an on campus kitchen space

Provided nutrition education to the after school program at the community center

Intern, Marbles Kids Museum, “Power to Play” exhibit

September – December 2011

August 2013 – May 2015

September 2011 - May 2015

February 2014 – July 2014

Collaborated to enhance the emphasis of physical activity and nutrition in the hands-on, play-based exhibit

Computer Skills

Nutrikids- Nutrition analysis/Menu planning

Social Media- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Vine Web design

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher


ARC Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED Certification ServSafe: Food Protection Manager Certification, GA


National & State

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Membership

Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

North Carolina Dietetic Association

Raleigh District Dietetic Association

Dietetic Practice Groups (DPGs)

DPG46 Food and Culinary Professionals (FCP)

DPG20 Oncology Nutrition (ON)

DPG30 Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE)

Google Drive graphic design platform

Polltogo- mobile phone poll generator

Periscope- live broadcasting app

Survey Monkey- survey generator

May 5, 2015 - May 5, 2017 December 13, 2013 - December 13, 2018

June 24, 2013 - present May 20, 2015 - present June 24, 2013 - May 19, 2015 June 24, 2013 - May 19, 2015

January 23, 2015 - present January 23, 2015 - present January 23, 2015 - present